May 28, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

CIF Division 1 football championships to be held at Rose Bowl in November

CIF officials announced Thursday that the Division 1 Football Championship game will be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena in November.

It will be the first time in 78 years that the Rose Bowl has played host to a CIF championship officials said. The game will be held on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Officials said that it will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Rose Bowl, the announcement of the inaugural California High School Football Hall of Fame class and the unveiling of the Hall of Fame facility at the Rose Bowl Stadium.

“We are excited to partner with the historical national landmark that is the Rose Bowl this November,” said CIF Commissioner Rob Wigod. “We look forward to bringing the very best high school football in the country to Pasadena and ‘America’s Stadium’ to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of this iconic venue.”

The Rose Bowl Stadium is the home of the Tournament of Roses Rose Bowl Game and the UCLA Bruins. The Rose Bowl has hosted three CIF championship football games during its 100 year history. The Rose Bowl was the site for the 1935 and 1936 championships.

This championship will be the 107th football championship to be played in the CIF in the organization’s 109 years. Games were not contested in 1914 due to World War I and in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.